Slave 4 U: Six Britney-Inspired Looks For Her First Concert in Manila

Whether or not you’re going to her concert, you can still channel your inner Brit in these iconic looks. Like a fever dream from the 90s, Britney Spears occupies a wet, hot, untouchable place in our minds. For all the pop stars that have cropped up since Britney’s 90s and early 2000s heyday, none have […]

BENCH MEETS: Dog Days with Andre Drilon

B/Blog meets no less than four Shiba Inus under the care of Andre Drilon, artist, student, and son of an anchorwoman. Get cozy with the Bench Blog as we snuggle up with our favorite personalities and their furry friends. We’re stepping inside the homes of the most exciting individuals today to see their lives through […]

#BeAwesomeToSomebody: Mark Bustos For Bench Barbers, A December Look Back

As we are nearing the end of this month (and the end of this year— 2017, here we come!), we’d like to look back on one of the amazing things that happened this December—the birth of Bench Barbers, and partnering with the amazing Mark Bustos. Last December 10, 2016, Bench introduced its newest venture, Bench Barbers, […]

My Bloody Balikbayan – a B/BLOG Horror Story

Rumors always circulated around the Luneta Hotel. They said it was the place statesmen brought their mistresses. Between the Luneta Hotel and the grand Manila Hotel, the former always had the more interesting stories. Of course, a more interesting story was what he craved in life, which is why he decided to end his own […]

BENCH Meets Cedrick Juan of “Viva Viva Escolta”

The life of theater actor Cedrick Juan is no one-act play. After several successful productions on stage, the Dulaang UP headliner is taking a quick intermission to star in the QCinema short, Viva Viva Escolta. But he’s not bowing down for the curtain call yet. In between dress rehearsals and whole day tapings, Cedrick Juan […]

#RAFExBENCH, BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE SHOW

Photography by Beatrice Faicol Interviews by George Evan Dungca You could feel the rush of a New York minute at the launch of designer Rafe Totengco’s capsule collection for BENCH. Covering the runway and walls of the Bench Tower Basement were the successive stripes of countless pedestrian lanes, overwhelming enough to become hypnotic. Rafe Totengco […]

There’s Still Time

You probably can’t count how many lazy Saturday afternoons you’ve spent together, but this one is different. You’re no longer playing house, you’re talking about building a future together. Photographer JL Javier paints a suburban love story where Kit Thompson is the guy who decides that the girl next door is the woman he wants to spend the rest […]

Bench Lookbook: “Comfort Food”

When life throws you lemons, just shrug and order fast food. Go all out on that takeout. Swallow that pain with a quarter-pounder of pleasure. Ain’t no shame in eating your feelings. But as our badass blog muse Camie Juan demonstrates in these shots by Andrea Beldua, you might as well look good while doing it. So […]

BENCH Meets Graham Caygill

  Goals can change over time. For Fil-British soccer star Graham Caygill, goals became less literal in the past year what with his decision to quit local football team Loyola Meralco Sparks and trade “the beautiful game” for an arena that straight up celebrates beauty. As the new host of sporting and lifestyle show Gameplan, he’s […]